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Langston Hughes : his life and times

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Summary:In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about 'The Poet Laureate of Harlem' with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed. They also discuss the force of religion in Southern Christian African-American communities and 'Salvation, ' Hughes' coming-of-age story deftly brought to the screen by Schwartz.
Contributor:Walker, Alice, 1944-
Rampersad, Arnold
Schwartz, Bruce R.
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Heinle (Firm)
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
African American poets -- Biography
African American authors -- Biography
American literature -- African American authors
American poetry -- African American authors
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Genre:Biographical films
Credits:A presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences and Heinle Publishing ; producer/director, Bruce R. Schwartz. Commentary, Alice Walker, Arnold Rampersad, Bruce Schwartz. Cinematographer, George Spies ; editor, Kris Lindquist ; music, Rocky Davis.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Literature, Print Culture
Films@UM Browse terms:Literature, Print Culture
African American Studies
Collection:Films@UM
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